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10/03/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 3, 2017
    More and more food products are carrying labels about how the food was produced, or how it was not produced. One researcher says this kind of label can be good, bad or even ugly. On this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford hears about these labels from a university researcher and a research chief for a large and well known food company. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kent Messer, University of Delaware economist.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 3, 2017
    USDA assistance funds to Honduras help increase agricultural productivity, which improves lives for families and, the hope is, will help persuade young people to stay home instead of emigrating in search of some way to make a living. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Honduras Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock Jacobo Paz.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 3, 2017
    The cost of that cup of coffee may be more of a bargain than you bargained for. Gary Crawford brews up this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Annemarie Kuhns, USDA economist. Arondo Holmes, coffee grower, marketer and expert.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 3, 2017
    Want to know a great deal about mushrooms? Then, don't listen to this next report from Gary Crawford, although you may learn a couple of things. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Laura Popielski with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Laura Phelps with the American Mushroom Institute.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 3, 2017
    If you don't know much about okra and don't do much with it for your meals, one expert says you don't know what you're missing. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 3, 2017
    Making both lists and a budget in advance, and shopping for deals, is among the ways consumers can plan for holiday gift giving in advance. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Tiffany Calvert of University of Kentucky Extension
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 3, 2017
    Various Agriculture Department programs can assist producers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands recovering from recent hurricanes. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. USDA's Terry Logan. Deputy Under Secretary Rob Johansson. Natural Resources Conservation Service conservationist Edwin Mas.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 3, 2017
    Markets are adjusting now to the surprises in USDA's latest reports on grain stocks and wheat production. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 3, 2017
    Hog producers continue to expand production with an eye toward meeting a growing demand. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 3, 2017
    Fall migratory season for waterfowl means poultry producers must be more aware to prevent a virus or disease threat from entering their flocks. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Dr. Jack Shere of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

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